Activity Directing Certificate Overview

This certificate meets the training required by Ohio Board of Health to lead an activities department  in long-term care facilities. Overall, the certificate consists of 6 credit hours, so 90 hours of course work such as textbook readings and online assignments and 90 hours of an activity practicum placement to gain real-work experience.

Activity directing involves creating activities centered around recreation including crafts, music, games, arts, and/or sports to engage individuals to engage an active social life. Activities directing, especially in senior living facilities, is an excellent way to promote social and emotional engagement that aims to promote the well-being among the served population.

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Career Opportunities

The US Bureau Labor Statistics expects an increase by 7% from 2018-2028. Among the factors cited for this anticipated increase are the growing number of elderly citizens and expanding federal funding for children with disabilities. Individuals who are experienced with certain populations may have better opportunities.

Program Highlights

  • This certificate meets the training required by Ohio Board of Health to lead an activities department in long-term care facilities.
  • The certificate consists of 6 credit hours, so 90 hours of course work such as textbook readings and online assignments and 90 hours of an activity practicum placement to gain real-work experience.
  • Rhodes is the only college in the area to offer the 90-hour basic training.
  • Recreation workers (which includes activity directors) is a growing field. It is projected to grow 16% by 2030 (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021).

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Heather Seddelmeyer

Student Success Navigator
seddelmeyer.h@rhodesstate.edu
(419) 204-9857